I followed the discussion on the Midwest board of Minnesota State Fair food with wonder and perhaps a little horror. Am I missing something, or do Northwest fairs lack something in the food department? I have a fond but vague memory of a nice wine garden at the Oregon State Fair (vague because I left my native state over 20 years ago), but for Washington, all that comes to mind are Fisher scones and hamburgers with grilled onions. Hardly "nowhere but the fair" foods. Are we too refined for *whatever* on a stick? Am I missing some showcase of local producuce, like the honey & sunflower seed ice cream at the MN fair?